Welcome to RS Games Uno, an accessible, online, multiplayer version of the classic card game Uno! RS Games Uno utilizes the RS Games client, which allows players to play against each other from around the world, via the centralized RS Games server.
To get started, you will need the RS Games client installed. TO get the RS Games client if you don't have it already, go to http://www.rsgames.org. connecting and logging into the server are covered in the RS Games client documentation. Alternatively, you can use the web client, from which you can play by using your web browser. The web client can be found in the "Quick Links" section on the RS Games home page.
This document assumes you have read the RS Games client documentation first, for general concepts and instructions on using the client. If you have not read this document, please read it before continuing.
If you are using the web client, options referred to as keyboard commands in this document will appear as buttons on the web page.
Once you are connected, choose Uno from the list of games, and you will be presented with the main menu. From there, you can create a new game, join a game, or see a list of existing games. Choose an option using the up and down arrow keys and the enter key, or by clicking on the option if you are using the web client.
If you choose to create a new game, you will be asked if you want to make the game private. If you choose yes, you can set a password, and only those who know the password will be able to join. After you have made your choice, you will be placed in your game. Here, players will be able to join your game.
Bots are computer players who will play against you if there are no other humans around to play with, or if you want to add more players to your game. If you are the creator of the game, you can press B to add a bot, or R to remove a bot.
Once you are ready to start the game, press the Enter key.
To join a game, choose the Join Game option from the main menu. You will be presented with a list of games that are open for players, along with the people playing in each game. Choose a game from the list, and press enter. If the game is private, you will then be asked to enter the password. Once you are in the game, you must wait for the game master to start the game.
The object of Uno is to get rid of all the cards in your hand. The deck consists of 108 cards, each colored either red, green, blue, or yellow. There are ranked cards from 0 to 9, as well as special cards. When the game starts, the deck is shuffled, each player is dealt 7 cards, and a card is turned over to start the discard pile.
When it is your turn, you must match the top card of the discard pile, either by word or by color. You are presented with a menu of your cards, an option to draw a card, and a leave game option. For example, if the top card is a red 2, you could play any 2, or any red card. You can also match with a wild or a wild draw four (see below). If you do not have a card to match, you must draw a card from the draw pile. If after this you still do not have any playable cards, play automatically moves to the next player.
There are several special cards in the game.
If you have one card left in your hand, you have Uno and must press the U key to indicate so after playing your card. If you do not do this within three seconds, the other players have until the end of the next player's turn to catch you. To catch someone for failing to say uno, press U. If you are caught, you will have to draw three cards. If you do not say uno, and you are not caught, you will get away with it and thus do not draw any cards.
According to official Uno rules, a Wild Draw 4 card may only be played if the player does not have a card that matches the top of the discard pile, by color. (You are allowed to use the card if you have a matching number). If the person who the card is played on (referred to as a "victim") thinks that this is not the case, (you actually DO have a color that matches the top of the discard pile), they can challenge it. The victim of a Wild Draw 4 card is prompted after the card is play (with a Yes/No) if they would like to challenge the play. If they won the challenge, the player that played the card will draw 4 cards, instead of the Victim. If the Victim looses the challenge, he/she will draw six cards rather than four. A typical scenario might be as follows:
1. Player plays a Wild Draw four. The Wild Draw four sound is played.
2. Player immediately chooses the color he or she wants the Wild to represent.
3. Victim is asked if he or she wishes to challenge, and is given a Yes/No menu. If victim declines to challenge, he/she will draw 4 cards, and the game will continue.
4. If victim decides to challenge, everyone is told, and a challenge sound is played.
5. The game privately tells victim the contents of player's hand.
6. The game determines whether player has any cards matching the color of the top card before the Wild Draw four was played.
7. If player has at least one card matching the color as in step 6 above, victim has won the challenge. Player must draw four cards, and Victim gets to take his or her turn. In other words, Victim is not skipped.
8. If Player does not have any cards matching the color as in step 6 above, Victim has lost the challenge. A sound is played, possibly a buzzer. Victim must draw six cards instead of four, and Victim is skipped.
The player who has no cards left is the winner of the game. They receive points based on the number of cards left in the other players' hands. The more cards they have left, the higher the winner scores. After 30 seconds, a new round will start. The game ends when a player scores 500 points or more, and that player wins the game.
Sometimes, players will want to open up the game for others to join between rounds. The game master can do this by pressing P at the end of a round. This postpones the start of the round until the game master presses Enter to start it, and adds the game to the list of available games so that others may join it.
There are several keyboard commands that can be used to get information about your current game:
You can chat with other players at any point during game play by pressing the F2 key, typing your message into the input box and pressing enter. You can also chat at the main menu to other players who are not currently in a game, also by pressing F2.
To change the volume of the background music during the game, use F3 to lower the volume and F4 to raise the volume. You can also adjust the volume of the sound effects with F5 and F6 to lower or raise the volume, respectively.
You can opt to receive a transcript of your game, that is, an email containing the entire text of your game. When you leave a game, you will be asked if you would like to receive a transcript. If you would, choose Yes, and the transcript will be sent to the email address you used when creating your RS Games account. You can also press F11 during the game, rather than wait until you leave the game to decide.
Thanks to the following people for helping to create RS Games Uno:
If you have any problems using any of the games released by RS Games, or have a question, bug report, suggestion, feature request, or anything else, feel free to contact RS Games by sending an email to email@example.com.
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